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Montreal comedians Venezuela handle written English just fine for comedic purposes.
In today’s Urban Planner: yesterday’s focus on life, the universe, and everything expands to include the possibility of life elsewhere; women get ready to rumble for a good cause; Jude Klassen hosts a live variety and talk show at the Drake; and Montreal comedy acts visit our city to say bonjour, and improvise other things.
SCIENCE: Yesterday’s UP talked about the wonders of the cosmos; today, The Great Extraterrestrial Debate examines the possibility that other beings look up at the stars and wonder, too (or actually travel to those stars to satisfy their curiosity). Organized by the Centre for Inquiry and moderated by CBC ‘s Quirks and Quarks host Bob MacDonald, science-fiction writers, and a representative from SETI will detail those possibilities, and what we’re doing to say “allo” to our potential interstellar neighbours. J.J.R. MacLeod Auditorium (1 Kings College Circle), 7–9:30 p.m., $10–$20 (FREE to new/newly renewed CFI members).
FIGHT: Pink Mafia presents Girlfight, a fundraiser night of female pugilism, benefiting Nellie’s Women’s Shelter. There are six fights on the card, and Titus Androgynous (who is herself undefeated in the ring) has recently been announced as the evening’s MC. In addition to the ringside spectacle, there will be a raffle of all sorts of sports-themed prizes (again, benefiting Nellie’s). 99 Sudbury Street, 7–10 p.m., $20 in advance.
VARIETY: Judith Klassen’s Judecast Live talk shows have twice sold out Bread and Circus, so the podcast variety show (taped live, for future online broadcast) is moving to the larger Drake Hotel Underground. Tonight’s guests include actors Peter Keleghan, Ben Ayres, and Aaron Ashmore, along with Jude’s special guest, Cynthia Loyst of Sex Matters, and musical guests The North. The Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen Street West), 7:45 p.m., $10.
COMEDY: Tonight’s Sex with Jeremy show (a mash-up of work from comedy troupe Sex T-Rex and the improvised sitcom The Jeremy Birrell Show) features two troupes visiting from Montreal: Venezuela (the dapper chaps in the video posted above) and The Bitter End. It should be a pretty interesting cultural mash-up of comedy styles. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 10:30 p.m., $5.